Buick SKYLARK 1997 Owner Manual

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Starling Your 2.4 Liter Engine 3. If your engine stilE won't start {or stuns but then stops]. it could be flooded Iwith too mueh gasoline. Try pushing your accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and holding it there as you hold the key in START for about three seconds. This clean; the extra gasoline from the engine. If the vehicle starts briefly but then stops again. do the some thing. but this time keep the pedal about one-quarter of the way down for five or six seconds.

1. Without pushing [he accelerator pedal. rum your ignition key to START. Tt‘t’heu the engine slams, let go of the key. The idle speed will go down as your engt' no geLs warm.

Holding your key in START for longer than

15 seconds at a time will cause your battery to be drained much sooner. And the excessive heat can damage your starter motor.

Your engine is designed to work with tlnI electronics in your vehicle. If you add electrical

2. “- il (mam-l 51m right away. and if the weather 15 parts or act-emeritus, you could change Ihe way very cold (below ~20: F or -29‘ C}. push the ll“! engine upstates- Before adding electrical accelerator pedal about one-q uerter ot' the way down equipment. check 1with your dealer. [I‘ you oon't1 while you lum lhe key to START. Do this until the your engine might not perform properly. cogme starts. As soon as it doea. let go of the key. "- 1"!" ever have to have your vehicle towed, see

the part of this manual that tells how to doll without damaging your vehicle. Se: ”lhwing Your Vehicle“ in the Index.


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